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A new investigation by the Miami Herald is shining a light on Jeffrey Epstein’s long ignored crimes.

It’s less than a week before the beginning of Jeffrey Epstein’s civil trial and he can no longer hide. Do a search for the billionaire, convicted sex offender and it becomes clear that Epstein’s time in the shadows is coming to an end. Headlines like “Trump’s Labor Secretary Once Helped a Billionaire Child Rapist Hide His Crimes“, “Records Show Bid to Block Info From Epstein Exposé”, “How the powerful protect Jeffrey Epstein“, and “Trump Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta allegedly helped cover up sex crimes by Jeffrey Epstein“, and it’s obvious his name will not be forgotten anytime soon.

The mainstream media’s sudden interest in the crimes of Jeffrey Epstein comes as a result of an in-depth investigation published by the Miami Herald. The Herald’s investigation was itself published just one week before Epstein’s latest civil trial is set to begin in Palm Beach, Florida. The investigation repeated what many in the independent media have been reporting for years: In 2008, Jeffrey Epstein was accused of participating in sexual acts with young girls by at least 40 women before he was given a sweetheart deal by the U.S. government which allowed him to avoid spending the rest of his life in bars. Some of the girls also accused Epstein and his high-profile associates of organizing sex parties where young girls would be raped and abused.

Despite these disturbing facts, Epstein was offered a non-prosecution agreement which allowed him to plead guilty to the lesser charge of soliciting a minor for prostitution and soliciting prostitution. He was ordered to pay multi-million dollar settlements to victims and sentenced to 18 months in jail, of which he only served 13.  Epstein was allowed to stay in the Palm Beach County Jail in his own private cell where he was allowed to leave the prison six days a week for “work release”. Epstein was forced to register as a sex offender for life, but with his money and his connections he doesn’t seem too bothered. He currently resides on his private island in the Virgin Islands.

The Herald’s investigation did uncover new information. The Herald’s investigative team obtained thousands of FBI and court records, lawsuits, and witness depositions, and went to federal court in New York to access sealed documents in the reporting of their series “Perversion of Justice.” The Herald also states that the team tracked down more than 60 women who said they were victims, some of whom had never spoken of the abuse before. Police investigators also claimed they had found evidence of hundreds of young girls involved in the abuse in Florida, New York, and New Mexico – all places where Epstein has homes.

The investigation also revealed that the FBI’s investigation into Epstein was called Operation Leap Year. Reports also show that the FBI initially failed to investigate claims made against Epstein until the Chief of the Palm Beach Police Department pressured the bureau. We also have further confirmation that Epstein’s lawyers were harassing the victims who sought justice.

Much of the recent press has (finally) focused on the role of current Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta. As we report in our recent documentary, Bringing Down Jeffrey Epstein:

Trump’s appointment to Labor Secretary, is the same attorney who helped seal Epstein’s non-prosecution agreement. In the spring of 2017, former Miami U.S. Attorney Alexander Acosta was nominated by Donald Trump and approved by the U.S. Congress. When Acosta was questioned during his nomination hearing regarding his role in Epstein’s deal, he downplayed the collusion and claimed that there might not be enough evidence to convict Epstein. Acosta also wrote that he was subject to“a year-long assault on the prosecution and the prosecutors” by “an army of legal superstars” who investigated him and his family looking for any way to disqualify him. Whether he was a willing participant or strong armed into the agreement, Acosta helped Epstein reach a plea deal that allowed him to get away with the victimization of dozens of young girls.

Thankfully the corporate media is catching on and bringing attention to Acosta’s role. This attention may have been just enough to take Acosta out of the running for U.S. Attorney General, a position which would have made him the most powerful lawyer in the country.

Although the Herald’s great investigation included an on-camera interview with Epstein victim Virginia Roberts stating that she was sold into sex slavery and abused by Epstein’s powerful friends, the Herald does not explore the deeper implications of such claims. Fortunately, several of Epstein’s victims are scheduled to testify in the latest civil trial in the ongoing saga to bring Jeffrey Epstein to justice. The trial begins on December 4th in West Palm Beach, Florida.

The upcoming trial relates to an ongoing legal battle between Epstein and lawyer Bradley Edwards. In 2008, Edwards successfully sued Epstein on behalf of women who claimed he abused them. All of the women were teenagers at the time. Epstein would later counter sue claiming that Edwards was bringing Epstein to court as part of some type of ponzi scheme. The suit would eventually be dropped, but Edwards returned the gesture by suing Epstein for defamation of character.

Although the suit is not directly related to the crimes of Epstein, Bradley Edwards’ attorneys are expected to call some of Epstein’s victims as witnesses to corroborate the validity of the original claims against Jeffrey Epstein.

Derrick Broze will be reporting from the Palm Beach County Courthouse from December 4 to 7. Please subscribe to our channels to see our livestreams and reports.